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FILM NEWS

The Nominees for the 2015 Screen Music Awards have been Announced!

Acknowledging excellence and innovation in the field of screen composition, the Annual Screen Music Awards have nominated a collection of composers. The Awards, staged jointly by APRA AMCOS and the AGSC, celebrate achievements in music composition for documentaries, short films, children’s television, advertising, film and television soundtrack albums, as well as feature films.

Universal Pictures unleash intense new trailer for N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton

"Our art is a reflection of our reality".

Universal Pictures upcoming biopic for notorious hip hop group N.W.A is edging closer and closer, and with it comes more insight into what kind of film we will be seeing come August.

Mavis Staples performs at SXSW and talks about seeing her documentary "Mavis!" for the first time.

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This morning at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, a packed out Paramount Theatre enjoyed the World Premiere of the new music documentary Mavis!, telling the story of the legendary Mavis Staples.

Official Trailer for upcoming film "Love & Merc" Follows the life of The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson

The official trailer for Love & Mercy has just been released and it’s sure to pull some heartstrings! Set against The Beach Boys’ iconic catalogue of music, the story follows the life of singer, songwriter and music legend Brian Wilson from successful highs in the band to devastating lows in his personal life.

Spandau Ballet heading to Australia for special screenings of 'Soul Boys of the Western World' this November!

Iconic 80s band Spandau Ballet will be heading to Australia next month for some special screenings of their new film, Soul Boys of the Western World, in Melbourne and Sydney! The screenings will be followed by an audience Q&A with the band, with the Melbourne event at Hamer Hall will also feature a 20 minute performance too!

Foo Fighters release the trailer for the 'Sonic Highways' documentary!

The first look at the Foo Fighters' highly-anticipated documentary for Sonic Highways has been released online! Airing on HBO in the US on October 17th, the trailer sees the band performing and recording their upcoming new album in studios across America, documenting the extensive history of music in each city along the way. The clip shows Dave Grohl sitting down with the likes of Dolly Parton, Slash, Pharrell and even Barack Obama.

Eskimo Joe and the Axis of Awesome to headline Flix in the Stix 2014!

Flix in the Stix is back again for another year, with the regional film festival set to visit some truly idyllic venues through New South Wales and Victoria. Bringing a new entertainment line up with some great films, Flix in the Stix will this year be headlined by Eskimo Joe and the Axis of Awesome.

Film News Weekly: 25th September 2013

In this issue: Kim Williams to deliver lecture at SPAA's Screen Forever, a DVD release for Broken, The Returned running on Foxtel's Studio, Tropfest gets an extension and make your own film... about cannibals!

DRAGON BALL Z: BATTLE OF THE GODS FEATURE TO BE SCREENED IN AUSTRALIA THANKS TO MADMAN FILMS!

Madman has proudly announced their acquisition of the latest feature in the Dragonball Z enterprise, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of the Gods. The new release has solidified the anime/manga brand's worldwide popularity, claiming the title of Japan’s fastest grossing film of 2013 and breaking $30 million in box office sales. Being the first DRAGON BALL Z movie to receive a Japanese theatrical release in 17 years, and with original manga creator, Akira Toriyama heavily involved in the film’s production, this is a viewing opportunity that Australian Dragon Ball Z fans will not want to miss!

Film News Weekly: 13th September 2013

In this issue: Satire at its best with Gina Rinehart, Hollywood news about The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Catching Fire has a fashion line, go behind the scenes with Rihanna, The Wind Rises has an Aussie distributor, experience some Hendrix, Better Man has a DVD release, so does Hooligan and Mr. Pip gets a film poster

Film News Weekly: 6th September 2013

In this issue: Box Office news from The Mortal Instruments and The Conjuring, Ben Affleck as Batman, releases for Ender's Game and Top of the Lake, casting news for The Hunger Games and 50 Shades of Grey, SPAA announces their ones to watch and their keynote speaker at Screen Forever, trailers for Captain Phillips, The Turning and Mr. Pip, new stuff at ACMI, good news for Vevo plus more!

Film News Weekly: 24th August 2013

In this issue: Possible Worlds Film Festival announces winners, The Best Offer starring Geoffrey Rush coming soon, visit Golden Age Cinema - opening in Sydney soon, Sydney Underground Film Festival fast approaching, Capitol Couture for Catching Fire, Winter's Tale has a release date and The Expendables 3 is now in production.

Film News Weekly - 16th August 2013

In this issue: Cate Blanchett at The Orpheum, MIFF wraps up, Tropfest entries now open, doco Brutally Honest now available, A Teacher has a trailer, Reel Anime has a date, plus news from World War Z, Gatsby and Chris Nolan!

Film News Weekly - 9th August 2013

In this issue: The Rocky Horror Picture Show closes Cult Classics for Dendy, DVD releases for The Conspiracy and The Company You Keep, new release date for Oldboy, some record-breaking for The Conjuring, winners from the WASAs, the announcement of the Tasmanian Queer Film Festival, Independent Film Week and new Aussie comedy film with Just Add Honey now in production.

Film News Weekly: 2nd August 2013

SUFF is back!

In this issue: Sydney Underground Film Festival releases it's full program, VIP presenters at the WASA's, Lasseter's Bones gets a release, a big thanks from many a hobbit fan and insider information at ACMI.